In a video that was released early Tuesday morning, President Biden stated that he and Vice President Harris will be running for re-election.
According to his campaign, the recently released video titled “Freedom” sees President Biden reiterating his 2020 campaign theme of fighting for the “soul of our nation,” bringing the country together, and backing the middle class. The video commences with scenes from the January 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol.
In transcript provided by Fox, Biden can be heard in the video saying, “Freedom. Personal freedom is fundamental to who we are as Americans. There’s nothing more important. Nothing more sacred. That’s been the work of my first term: To fight for our Democracy. This shouldn’t be a red or blue issue.”
Biden then says, “This is not a time to be complacent. That’s why I’m running for re-election. Because I know America. I know we are good and decent people. And I know we are still a country that believes in honesty and respect, and treating each other with dignity. That we’re a nation where we give hate no safe harbor. And we believe that everyone is equal, and that everyone should be given a fair shot to succeed in this country.”
President Biden’s declaration of seeking re-election arrives on the fourth anniversary of his announcement of candidacy for the 2020 presidential race, which he ultimately emerged victorious in against former President Donald Trump.
“When I ran for President four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America – and we still are. The question we are facing is whether in the years ahead we have more freedom or less freedom, more rights or fewer,” Biden added.
He then said, “Every generation of Americans has faced a moment when they’ve had to defend democracy, stand up for our personal freedoms, and stand up for our right to vote and our civil rights. This is ours. Let’s finish the job.”
As part of the announcement, President Biden also revealed the members of his campaign’s initial leadership team, which features a lineup of prominent figures. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Chris Coons, Representatives Lisa Blunt-Rochester and Jim Clyburn, as well as Governor Gretchen Whitmer, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Representative Veronica Escobar will all act as national co-chairs for the campaign.
Furthermore, the campaign has disclosed that Julie Chávez Rodríguez and Quentin Fulks will respectively take on the roles of Campaign Manager and Principal Deputy Campaign Manager.
It appears that while President Biden has called for unity and respect in the upcoming election, Vice President Harris has criticized Republicans by labeling them as “extremists” and claiming that GOP candidates desire to regress the country.
Kamala shockingly says, “In response, extremists have intensified attacks on basic, foundational freedoms and rights. For example, they want to take away a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body. They attack the sacred right to vote and attempt to silence the voice of the people. And they try to block common-sense reforms to save lives and keep Americans safe from gun violence.”